On the day of surgery
Bring your child’s medicine to the hospital. The doctor taking care of your child may want to give a dose prior to surgery.
Important things to pack
ATM card or cash
The cafeteria takes cash, debit cards and credit cards. An ATM is located on the first floor in the main lobby. Moms with a hospitalized, breastfed baby will receive meals to their room at no charge.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital provides gowns and footwear. Keep in mind your child may feel better in his/her own clothes, including comfortable day clothes like sweat pants, large t-shirts, socks and underwear, and night clothes like pajamas, a robe and slippers.
Play and comfort items
A favorite blanket, toy, book, video or music (with headphones) will help soothe your child. Consider bringing pictures of family, friends and pets.
We provide diapers, bottles and formula. Bring a pacifier if your baby uses one or any special types of bottles, nipples or sippy cups.
Car seat, booster or seat belt
Please remember to use a car seat, booster seat or seat belt (depending on your child’s age and weight) when transporting your child. Learn more about the Keep Your Kids Safe program.
Visit all your child's specialists in one trip to Driscoll Children's Hospital!
For your convenience, please ask any of our specialty clinics to coordinate all of your child's appointments in one day.
You can contact us at (361) 694-5000 or call your specialty clinic directly for further assistance.